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30 States Allow Handgun Open Carry Without Licenses, So Should Texas

USA --( is proud to announce joining Open Carry Texas in urging the Texas legislature to legalize unlicensed open carry of properly holstered handguns.

“After all, 45 states allow open carry of handguns,” states John Pierce, co-founder of, adding that “30 states require no license to open carry handguns on foot.” Meanwhile, Tennessee is about to join them, as its Senate just voted to legalize unlicensed open carry this month.

“Open carry ‘is’ the Second Amendment,” says CJ Grisham, founder of Open Carry Texas, “as noted in the Supreme Court’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).” *1 Moreover a recent FBI report essentially concludes that criminals don’t open carry handguns.” *2

John Pierce, co-founder and spokesperson,,, (276) 206-9615
C.J. Grisham, President & CEO of Open Carry Texas,, (254) 383-8238

*1 See (“Likewise, in State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann. 489, 490 (1850), the Louisiana Supreme Court held that citizens had a right to carry arms openly: “This is the right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, and which is calculated to incite men to a manly and noble defence of themselves, if necessary, and of their country, without any tendency to secret advantages and unmanly assassinations.”).

*2 (“Because they eschew holsters, offenders reported frequently touching a concealed gun with hands or arms ‘to assure themselves that it is still hidden, secure and accessible’’ and hasn’t shifted.”).

  • 4 User comments to “30 States Allow Handgun Open Carry Without Licenses, So Should Texas”

    1. Aliel The Heretic on April 9, 2014 at 9:14 PM said:

      Nice. About time those 2 joined forces.

    2. Larry Cates on April 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM said:

      Couldn’t y’all find a picture with a gun that didn’t show a man’s ass for the article? Damn!

    3. brian winters on April 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM said:

      In New jersey lucky us we have neither legal concealed or open carry. I theory we are a may issue state in practice we are a never issue state. 1200 legal civilian ccws including retired police.Yes I know we should voice our opinions and we do and roughly 45 of the 80 members of the state assembly come from districts where a large number of voters want no one to have guns.

    4. Too bad the local PD did not understand the Constitution when the chief told the TV reporters that ‘no one will be able to be armed, we will take all the weapons’.

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